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Training

Slide & Pitch decks

 You have…

  • A rough presentation outline in Canva, Google Slides, PowerPoint…

 You want…

  • A professional, high-impact presentation design
  • To educate, inspire, engage and persuade
  • A slide format easy to edit, own and share
  • Appropriate, royalty-free images
  • Dynamic, easy-to-read infographics
  • Smart animations, audio, video

Recent Slide & Pitch Decks I’ve designed!

A few of my offline-to-online courses & handouts!

Technical Training Visual Aids

 You have…

  • Boring, text-only PDF handouts
  • Outdated training presentations
  • Courses locked into pricey software

 You want…

  • Training toolkits to make training fun and memorable
  • Branded presentations you own & update
  • Interactive with scenarios, branching & testing.
  • Quickstart guides and clear, concise handouts
  • Activity worksheets and gamification ideas

Technical Editing

 You have…

  • One or more messy Word documents
  • Policies and procedures no-one reads

 You want…

  • Impressive and convincing
  • Plain English that employees, engineers and investors will remember
  • Inclusive language, sensitive to diversity
  • Concise, grammatical and logical
  • Smart tables and infographics
  • A format you can edit, own & share

Technical Reports I’ve edited & designed!

Jumpstart your marketing!

Free “How To” articles on presenting and pitching your big idea! Inspire AND inform with persuasive pitch decks, training presentations, technical reports and visual aids!

How do you move from Netflix-level “passive listening”, to participation that leads to changes in attitudes and behaviour? I know how often I have tracked down a YouTube video to show me an specific new […]
At the start of every technical communication project, I work with business owners to articulate their 1-minute marketing pitch. An instant summary of your business, you as a brand, or your big idea. A pitch isn't what you're selling, it's what the customer is buying. That's an important distinction.
Being an entrepreneur - especially when you're pitching a big idea - is all about persuasion. Technical communication doesn't just educate and inform, it must inspire hearts, minds and actions.

Recent Testimonials

During the pandemic we moved our acting skills workshops online. Dianne set up a managed LMS to distribute courses. The Guild has attracted 215 new members this past year, and we supported 2000+ actors with training!”

Carlynn de Waal-Smit

Secretariat

SA Guild of Actors

Dianne has helped us publish our Academic Conference Proceedings and research papers since 2004. In 2014 she took on the added responsibility of Peer Review Co-ordinator, streamlining the process with technology and assuring confidentiality.”

Herman Botes

Past President

Design Education Forum of SA

We have worked with Dianne since 2001. She writes, edits, illustrates and publishes our printed DIY and technical guides and manuals. She also publishes our educational materials online, where they are accessed by over 40 000 visitors each month.”

Mariana Lamont

Executive Director

Clay Brick Association of SA